Deadlines: News roundup 12/28/09

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The good people of Valve released the Left 4 Dead 2 SDK on December 23. You can read all about it direct from the horse’s mouth. (Left 4 Dead Blog)

Speaking of Left 4 Dead 2, if you can’t get enough of the Midnight Riders, the fictional rock band from the game, you’ll surely enjoy their new song “All I Want for Christmas 9is to Kick Your Ass)” and you can find it embedded after the break. (Kotaku)

Sure it’s a few years late, but NPR realized that the Zombie Survival Guide is awesome. (My Guilty Pleasure)

I’m sure you all noticed I took a few days off for Christmas. Hope you missed me, but not too much. There will be regular updates tomorrow and Wednesday, but then  I’ll be off again until after the new year. Then everything’s back to normal, and I’m going to do my best to start 2010 by getting a lot of non-news content up as well.

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/23/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On December - 23 - 20091 COMMENT

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In “worst idea ever” news, some genius has decided to colorize and 3Dify the original Night of the Living Dead. You can see the horrible colorized (but non-3D) results in a godawful trailer embedded after the break. (Dread Central)

The good people of Buy Zombie take a good look at the evolution of zombies in George Romero’s Dead movies.

If you need to get the zombie apocalypse in glassware form, rejoice, because just that thing is coming in January. If I’m lucky, I’ll be drinking beer out of a zombie glass to celebrate my birthday next year! (Badger Sandwich)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/22/09

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Zombies, superheroes and Cthulu-esque monstrosities are all part of small-town life in WildStorm’s new North 40 comic. DO WANT. (Dread Central)

Dying for another look at Dead Space 2? If you’re willing to install a plugin, you can check out a presumably cool, interactive 3D image from the game! (Game Informer)

There’s a new trailer for French zombie/gangster flick The Horde, and I have embedded it for you after the break. (Quiet Earth)

Here’s more Q&A with the creators of the zombie drama podcast We’re Alive. (A World on Fire)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/21/09

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The fine horror-comedy tale (with zombies) I Sell the Dead (review here) is getting a Blu-ray release on March 30, 2010 for $30. (High-Def Digest)

Yet another hacked road sign warns of zombie apocalypse. (NBC Miami)

And a group of zombies in Pittsburgh are protesting a hospital closing. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

A second trailer has emerged for Turkish zombie movie Island: Wedding of the Zombies (or ADA: Zombilerin Düğünü in Turkish). And I embedded it for you after the break. (Quiet Earth)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/18/09

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Dan O’Bannon, the director of the classic Return of the Living Dead (not to mention writer of Dead & Buried, Alien and lots of other stuff) is dead of an undisclosed illness. A moment of silence, followed by a call for “Brains” (he introduced the idea in RotLD) is in order. (Dread Central)

Rejoice, for George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead has distribution. Magnet Releasing has picked it up and it will come to video on demand spring of 2010, followed by a limited theatrical release and finally, DVD. (Dread Central)

The political zombie comedy Zombies of Mass Destruction (review here) will get a theatrical release on January 29 as part of After Dark’s “Films to Die For” series. (Bloody Disgusting)

If zombie Christmas carols sound like a good time to you, you will enjoy this Q&A with It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies! A Book of Zombie Christmas Carols author Michael P. Spradlin. (LA Weekly)

A new poster and a bunch of images for Nazi zombie film Outpost II: Black Sun have been released. (Bloody Disgusting)

Deadlines: News roundup 12/17/09

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Looks like we’ll be getting an animated adaptation of Gil’s All Fright Diner, a story that pits a vampire and werewolf duo against zombies in an apocalyptic battle. DreamWorks is running the show, Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris are set to write, adapting a novel from A. Lee Martinez, and Barry Sonnenfeld is slated to direct. Could be fun, could be retarded. We’ll see. (Bloody Disgusting)

More details emerge about Dead Space 2 in a video interview, which I embedded for you after the break. (Game Informer)

Ireland returns to the zombie well with Portrait of a Zombie, a microbudget film about a Dublin family caught up in the zombie apocalypse — and what happens when one of them turn but they insist on keeping him in the family. There’s a teaser trailer after the break and it looks pretty damn good. (Quiet Earth)

Even Gawker is pondering the question of why we love zombies. The real answer, which they overlook, is that zombies are awesome. (Gawker)

In case of zombies, you could do worse than these “in case of zombies” emergency kits. (A World on Fire)

A few details, including screenshots, from “Desperate Escape,” the next batch of Resident Evil 5 DLC. In summary, Jill Valentine and Josh Stone make a desperate escape from a Tricell facility. (Kotaku)

The Mormon/zombie micro The Book of Zombie is delayed into 2010, and they really need help from an AfterEffects wizard who would like to donate his/her time. (A World on Fire)

I think it’s old news but it’s cropped up a few places recently so I am willing to reiterate — the excellent Pontypool will be available for DVD purchase come January 26, 2010 (there’s images of the cover art at the link, if you want to see what you will be spending your money on. You can already rent it from Blockbuster, by the way, so there’s no need to wait to see it. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/16/09

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Rumor has it (and that’s all it is so far, a rumor) that David O. Russell (director of Three Kings and I Heart Huckabees) is set to direct the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. (Pajiba)

The makers of the podcast zombie drama We’re Alive get interviewed by A World on Fire. (A World on Fire)

Another zombiecentric webseries? Sure, why not? It’s Deathdealers, and it’s a viral-zombie post-apocalyptic good time. Quiet Earth has some details, including a poster, some stills and a more detailed synopsis. (Quiet Earth)

If you need more Satanic zombie chicken in your life, Zombeak is for you. It’s apparently coming to DVD in the UK on March1, 2010. What about the good ol’ US of a? (Bloody Disgusting)

The house in Zombieland purportedly belonging to the brilliant cameo actor (I refuse to spoil it, on the off chance you haven’t seen it) actually belongs to some person called Big Poppa from the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Don’t you feel smarter knowing that? (Jezebel)

Deadlines: News roundup 12/15/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On December - 15 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

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Italy is getting the sequel to REC 2 and there’s a new trailer to prove it. The US? We’re just getting the shaft from Sony, as no release seems forthcoming. Fuckers. The Italian trailer is embedded after the break for you. (Dread Central)

The people behind Phase Two, an upcoming low budget, post-apocalyptic zombie film, want to wish you a Merry Christmas, via  a clip with a zombie Santa in it. That clip is embedded after the break. (Quiet Earth)

Got a few extra dollars and want to get in on the movie production business? How about joining the Indywood Project, which is aiming to fund a zombie movie called Invasion of the Not Quite Dead by reaching out directly to fans. (FEARNet)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/14/09

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It won’t be here until spring 2010, but the first DLC for Left 4 Dead 2 has been announced. It’s “The Passing” and it unites the survivors from the new game with the survivors from the original. You also get a new co-op mission, play mode, gun, melee weapon, uncommon-common zombie and lots more, so it sounds to be substantial. (Steam News)

Character actor Thomas Haden Church will star in the upcoming FEARNet horror-comedy webseries Zombie Roadkill, from Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures. It’s about a cursed road that brings the dead back to life. There’s a squirrel. (Tubefilter News)

If you can’t get enough Shaun of the Dead, you’ll dig this Shaun-themed photo shoot with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright. (Total Film)

Word is that zombie author Z.A. Recht (Plague of the Dead, Thunder and Ashes) has died. (A World on Fire)

Deadlines: News roundup 12/11/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On December - 11 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

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Natalie Portman will star in and produce a film adaptation of the wildly popular Pride and Prejudice and Zombies for Lionsgate. (Variety)

Curious about what’s happening with DoubleBear’s untitled ZRPG? This interview has some info. (Critical Gamer)

The Las Vegas screening of Silent Night, Zombie Night gets reported on, and there’s a video of the Q&A afterward (which I have naturally embedded for you after the break) (Dread Central)

Alternate history buffs will enjoy io9‘s collection of historical zombie outbreak maps. (io9)

If you just can’t get enough of Resident Evil 5, you’ll be keenly interested in the details of the upcoming DLC for the game. (Fangoria)

Users of Playstation Home who dig Dead Space will be able to dress up their little avatars in the mining suit from the second game. (Kotaku)

I’d totally forgotten a Pet Sematary game was coming for iPhone, but it is. And there’s a gameplay video embedded after the break. (Fangoria)

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